The Asian American and Pacific Islander community can sometimes face barriers during their involvement with the child welfare system. This section provides resources that address multiple factors that affect these families and how child welfare professionals can improve the knowledge and services they offer.
Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Adoption Community and Their Loved Ones
Children’s Home Society of Minnesota
Offers a variety of resources and information on the topic of Asian American and Pacific Islander anti-racism including articles, webinars, and action steps that can be taken to combat issues of racism.
Asian American Trauma Impacting Virginia’s Children
Voices for Virginia’s Children
Provides data on acts of violence and discrimination faced by Asian American children to help increase awareness of its impact.
Asian Adoptee Support
Harmony Family Center
Access recommended readings, support organizations, tip sheets, and other related media to support Asian adoptees.
Asian Foster Family Initiative
Korean American Family Services
Find information and resources for foster families on how to provide culturally sensitive homes for Asian/Pacific Islander children and youth from the nation's first and only Asian/Pacific Islander-focused foster family agency.
Child Maltreatment in Asian American and Pacific Islander Families: The Roles of Economic Hardship and Parental Aggravation
Thor, Yang, & Park (2022)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy & Practice
Describes the outcomes of a study conducted to examine the relationship between economic hardship and aggravation in parenting and three types of child maltreatment in Asian American and Pacific Islander families.